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The Pam & Jim effect, or why dating co-workers is the new norm

According to a recent article published on Mic.com titled “Yes, Everyone in Your Office is Hooking Up – and There’s a Good Reason Why,” dating your co-workers isn’t only acceptable, it’s becoming a trend.

The survey found that 37% of respondents had dated a co-worker, of those 37 percent, 1 in 4 had dated a superior. That’s right—people are dating their bosses and HR managers everywhere are having heart attacks.

Comedian and “AM Tonight” guest host Sara Schaefer sat down with Fusion’s love and sex writer, Taryn Hillin, and Cosmopolitan.com Magazine Sex and Relationship Editor, Frank Kobola, to speculate about people’s dating lives and give some black and white answers to questions that have tons of shades of grey.

But why stop at dating co-workers? Is it a good idea to date a close friend, or a recipe for disaster? We decided to leave surveys and stats behind and instead focus on another reliable source: Hollywood.

The Pam & Jim effect, or why dating co-workers is the new norm

According to a recent article published on Mic.com titled “Yes, Everyone in Your Office is Hooking Up – and There’s a Good Reason Why,” dating your co-workers isn’t only acceptable, it’s becoming a trend.

The survey found that 37% of respondents had dated a co-worker, of those 37 percent, 1 in 4 had dated a superior. That’s right—people are dating their bosses and HR managers everywhere are having heart attacks.

Comedian and “AM Tonight” guest host Sara Schaefer sat down with Fusion’s love and sex writer, Taryn Hillin, and Cosmopolitan.com Magazine Sex and Relationship Editor, Frank Kobola, to speculate about people’s dating lives and give some black and white answers to questions that have tons of shades of grey.

But why stop at dating co-workers? Is it a good idea to date a close friend, or a recipe for disaster? We decided to leave surveys and stats behind and instead focus on another reliable source: Hollywood.

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